Cleaning Your Records

Keeping your vinyl clean will help your records sound better. There are a few things we recommend. Buy an anti-static carbon fiber cleaning brush. Use this ideally each time you play a record or when needed to remove surface dust.  

If you want a deeper clean we recommend a wet cleaning.  Buy some record cleaning solution from us or make your own. A common cleaning solution is:

6 parts distilled water
1 part isopropyl alcohol 91%
1 drop of clear dishwashing liquid

Lay the record on a soft cloth. Dab a small amount of cleaning fluid on a microfiber cloth and wipe in the direction of the grooves.

For an even better wet cleaning we recommend the record washer from Spin-Clean. It’s a solid design that’s been around since the 1970s and costs around $80 on their website.

Records at Gray Cat Music